Interrogating the Role of Academic Developers in the Promotion of Scholarly Teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
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In this paper the researcher sought to examine the role of academic developers in universities in the promotion of scholarly teaching (ST) and scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). The concepts ST and SoTL are explained and their differences outlined. The researcher further discusses the significance of SoTL in the enhancement of teaching and learning in higher education. In the study the researcher also examines the role academic developers should play in ensuring the nurturing and development of SoTL. Possible hindrances and challenges in academic developers’ role in promoting SoTL are also evaluated and solutions suggested.